iModeler Aviation

Building, painting and finishing scale aircraft models.

Tamiya 1:48 P-51D-10-NA

I've been hoarding this kit since the time it was probably the best 1:48 Mustang. Now we have modern new kits like Airfix and Eduard, so I figured I'd better build it before it becomes irrelevant. I had also picked up a couple of [...]

2nd Build of 'The MiG' (F-5E), Italeri 1/72

Well...the Cowboys just lost in overtime on Thanksgiving, so I thought I'd make a post to cheer me up a bit. Not exactly 100% completed as the pilot has yet to be assigned - review pending. I liked the first 'Top Gun MiG' from June enough [...]

Hasegawa 1/72 F4U Corsair

Some good and some bad came out of this kit for me. The good; I managed to build the kit without breaking off the rear fuselage antenna or wing tip pitot tube which came molded into their respective parts, I experimented with hair spray [...]

A dangerous Persian Cat: F-14A, IRIAF

F-14 Tomcats in Iran It is not often that two political mortal enemies are able to deploy the same high-tech weapons systems - and that one has supplied the other with this equipment for good money. In the case of the Iranian F-14 Tomcat, [...]

Airfix 1/72 Mustang P-51DGlamourous Glen III

A bit of a trial this one. My first attempt ended as a blob of plastic after attempting the butterfly stroke in a pool of cellulose thinners. 6 months later I came round to the second attempt. I used the Barracudacals Decal set for this [...]

Amodel's 1/72 IAR-80C Kit No. 72168 (2009 release)

Amodel, 1/72 IAR-80c. IAR-80c no. 279, Escadrila 45 Vanatoare, Targsor, Aug, 1943. The IAR 80 was a Romanian World War II low-wing monoplane, all-metal monocoque fighter and ground-attack aircraft. When it first flew, in 1939, it was [...]

Westland Lysander, Eduard 1/48, Winter Camo, Hirvas Finland, Jan.1943

Hello my friends! Here is my last built. This kit was a challenge for me. I was reading in reviews that this is a difficult kit for experienced modellers. My opinion: Yes, this kit has some difficulties, mainly because of the shape of the [...]

Cessna O-2 Skymaster

Hi fellow modelers, I hope You are all well. The Cessna O-2 Skymaster (or "Oscar Deuce") is a military version of the Cessna 337 Super Skymaster, used for forward air control (FAC) and PSYOPS operations (aka "B******t [...]

Mitsubishi Ka-14 - Fine Molds 1/48Empire of Japan

Here's my latest project: the Fine Molds 1/48 Mitsubishi Ka-14. As others have already noted, this is a jewel of a kit. I'm actually a bit stunned by how quickly this one went together for me. From arrival in the post to completion was [...]

Airfix 1/72 Messerschmitt Me262A-1A

Hi there, This kit was a part of the Airfix Dogfight Double but is not done in the box scheme. As a relatively new kit I thought it would be fairly easy but the fit of certain part, specifically the engine wing mounts was tricky. This [...]